Dragon Quest Builders, which mixed the realms of Dragon Quest and Minecraft in a unique way, has been a hit for both Japan and the Western countries its been released in. In an interview with MCV, producer Noriyoshi Fujimoto talked about how the release is only the beginning of bringing more titles from the legendary franchise to the West.
“2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Dragon Quest series. It’s not as well known in the West as we would like but it really plays an epoch making role in the console gaming history. If gamers were to ‘discover’ Dragon Quest now, they may be surprised to the sheer breadth of the universe, in terms of variety and depth. But they would also have instant access to something that has taken us 30 years to build.
We’re committed to bringing more Dragon Quest titles in the West as we believe it truly has potential to succeed even better. So watch this space.”
This is already true in many aspects, as the Nintendo Switch is confirmed to be getting two Dragon Quest games on the console, and the 3DS is getting several titles from the series as well. So if you’re a fan of the franchise, or even a new person to it, it’s a good time to be a gamer.